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Bogota Mayor Falls Victim to Another Right-Wing Coup in Latin America

Dan Kovalik | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the press, as well as the U.S. government, will not acknowledge it, the elimination of progressive political leaders by coup d'état is taking place in Latin America with increasing frequency.

South American Governments Should Support Hondurans' Rights to Sovereignty and Free Elections

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Do the people of Honduras have the right to elect their own president and congress? That depends on whom you talk to.

Will Obama's Legacy Be a Death Squad Government in Honduras?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Mark Weisbrot

A death squad government may not be the Obama administration's first choice for Honduras, but they prefer it to another left government that people might elect if they were able to organize in a free election.

Obama and Clinton Ignore Democrats' Pleas to Stop the Killing In Honduras

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

One has to wonder what the U.S. government would do if the violence associated with drug trafficking were ever to subside, it has been so convenient to them in building up their military and security presence in the region, and the political influence that goes with it.

One Year After the Coup, Rift Persists Between Washington and Latin America Over Honduras

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Presidents like Lula da Silva and Michele Bachelet take the threat of military coups seriously. It's time the U.S. join them and support the rights of Hondurans, instead of fighting to legitimize a repressive regime.

Handling Dissent in the OAS: Can Hillary Clinton Negotiate Honduras' Return?

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini

A negotiated compromise at this week's meeting of the OAS could point a way forward to allow member states to vote for the reintegration of Honduras, barred from the group last year after what some governments called a coup.

Manuel Zelaya, Ousted Honduran President, Tortured By Soldiers Blasting "Pig Grunts" | Rory Carroll, Latin America Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Honduran soldiers have blasted recordings of pig grunts and other sound effects at the embassy in which the ousted president, Manuel Zelaya, is holed ...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Past Two Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs

Honduras Leader Zelaya: "Mercenaries" Are Out To Kill Me

McClatchy | Frances Robles | Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- It's been 89 days since Manuel Zelaya was booted from power. He's sleeping on chairs, and he said his throat is sore from tox...

Honduras Allows Relief, But Military Digs In

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

Today's curfew lift will reveal much. If the majority of the country remains quiet and orderly there might be a mellowing of the situation. If clashes erupt, the crisis will spiral.

Gunfire, Tear Gas in Honduran Capital

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

Gunfire, the smell of burning tires, and tear gas woke me up Tuesday morning. Tegucigalpa's Palmira neighborhood erupted into violence at around 5 AM.

Honduran Tensions Rise As Curfew Enforced

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

While the the demonstrations are not violent as of now, police helicopters have started circling the area and the loud bangs of fireworks are punctuating the shouts.

Honduras Won't Let Zelaya Return As President, Defying US

McClatchy | Tyler Bridges | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela �" Honduras' de facto government remains dead-set against the return of Manuel Zelaya as the country's president, in defiance of ...

Honduras Elections To Go Ahead Despite International Criticism, Says Interim Government

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Honduran interim government says it will go ahead with presidential elections in November, even if results are not recognised by other countries....

Honduras Court: Zelaya Faces Arrest If Returns

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduras's Supreme Court has rejected a Costa Rica-brokered deal that would have restored ousted President Manuel Zelaya to p...

Fact Checking Lanny Davis on Honduras

Greg Grandin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Grandin

I debated lobbyist Lanny Davis, now working for the business backers of the recent Honduran coup, on Democracy Now! Below is a list of Davis's major lies followed by fact checks.

Departed, or Deported at Gunpoint?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Felsenthal

No matter how one feels about the recent events in Honduras that saw the elected president, Manuel Zelaya arrested and then deported, the word "departed" does not describe his removal.

The Urgency of Restoring Democracy to Honduras -- and What You Can Do to Help*

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

I just returned from a trip to Honduras where the ousted President, Manual Zelaya, has great support among the poor, the unions and the indigenous groups of Honduras.

Laura Dean

Battle For The Honduran Presidency Plays Out In Washington D.C. | Laura Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A proxy-struggle for the Honduran presidency continues to play out in Washington D.C. The most recent battle is over the ambassadorship. Honduran Pr...

Honduras... The Big Backstory

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The White House denounced the action in Honduras as "illegal." But that call requires Washington to cut off all but humanitarian aid and could jeopardize the big Soto Cano base outside Tegucigalpa.

Honduras Coup: Micheletti Willing To Step Down If Zelaya Doesn't Return To Power

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduras' interim leader said Wednesday he is willing to step down if it helps end his country's political crisis, condi...

Isis Murillo's Slaying Propels Youth Movement In Honduras | By LAURA FIGUEROA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA -- Sitting next to her younger brother's white casket on the back of a pickup truck, an angry Rebeca Murillo screamed at soldiers guarding...

Roberto Micheletti, Honduras' De Facto Leader, Both Admired And Reviled | JIM WYSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA -- Roberto Micheletti has been in national politics for three decades -- long enough to be one of the fathers of the constitution that he ...

Honduras Coup: Honduran Journo Asks "Who Cares About Zelaya?"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last week I asked my friend Julia what she thought about the coup d'état that deposed our president, Manuel Zelaya. Julia owns a mercadito, an old-fa...

Manuel Zelaya To Head To Honduras, Military Ordered To Turn Back His Jet

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Ousted President Manuel Zelaya was kept from landing at the main Honduras airport Sunday because the runway was blocked...